I recently found a portfolio website that I think is an excellent option for writers and freelancers--especially journalists. (All opinions are my own.) My Clippings.me page can be found at https://www.clippings.me/eleonor. As a writer, I've experienced pain trying to build an online presence to share my work. It became time consuming to scan and lay-up (in … Continue reading Clippings.me: a Portfolio Site for Writers, Freelancers and Journalists
I have people ask me why I don't update my profile pictures or post pictures of myself on social media. Sometimes it feels like being invited to a party and being reminded that I never show up. This says a lot about the world we live in today: people today are "oversharers," misleaders, and misdirected. … Continue reading The Cultural Social Media Rat Race Isn’t Everything
From time to time, I enjoy exploring the vast collection of questions on Quora written by people around the world. There, you'll find out that people have secrets, cousins aren't always just cousins, and ghosts might be real, but most important, Quora will teach you that everyone wants something. We're tethered together by a common … Continue reading Say, “Yes.”
Just wanted to share some cool news! I'm on Feedspot's "Top 40 Graphic Novel Blogs, Websites and Newsletters To Follow in 2018" List. Number 24; not too shabby. Pretty cool. And in my best Eeyore voice, thanks for noticing. Happy Friday! -E
Is the name "Eleanor" making a comeback, or is it just me? Growing up, I was always the only Eleanor; the kid with an "old lady" and tragically old-fashioned name who grew up to be a woman with a "severe" sounding name. True, it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, forcing an abrupt stop with … Continue reading Eleanor?
What's the one thing you would do even if you weren't getting paid to? Or what's the one activity you can see yourself doing forever? For me, it's editing manuscripts. Over the years, I've been lucky that authors and publishers have trusted me with their work; and luckier that I found something that I really … Continue reading What’s an Editor?
The most important thing to know is that no matter which channel you go through--big, small, or self-published--a well-written book, a killer cover, luck, and a determined author is what really makes a book successful. Knowing the difference between a big publisher and a small publisher is good for everyone. It keeps an author's search for … Continue reading Publishing Houses: Going Small vs. Going Big
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Well, 2016 was looking pretty grim overall and it looks like it'll be ending with a lot of stress being brought on by the presidential election, school, and life--of course. But you know what? Everything is okay and there were a lot of blessings this year, too. Life is good. May you recognize all … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
It's been about six months since I first posted on WP so, why not bore you with a life update? It's been nine months since I moved to Hawaii and started my career in publishing, 10 months since I graduated with my bachelor's degree, and 4 weeks since I started grad school. That's pretty much … Continue reading Life Update #2: Helicopter Cemeteries & Computer Screens
Since I've moved to Hawaii I always seem to get the same, "Do you love it there? I bet it's amazing!" reaction. And it's usually from friends/family that have scrolled through their Instagram or Pinterest feeds and see nothing but glamorous, Photoshopped pictures of palm trees and aqua water. When all you see are those types of pictures, how can … Continue reading Living on Oahu, Hawaii and I Don’t Like the Beach